Boxing News: Daniel Edouard; Nakash vs Brunelli; WBC News
ATLANTA, GA, MARCH 18, 2009: VMG Worldwide, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vexiom Corporation, is among the world’s premier sports, entertainment, and media companies, announced today that Haitian WBA Fedelatin Champion Daniel Edouard has signed with the company for exclusive worldwide marketing representation. The Haitian native’s decision to add VMG to his marketing team demonstrates his commitment to making every effort to remain fully engaged with his U.S. and International fans, media and community groups across the globe..
Article posted on 17.03.2009
“While my career is based in the United States, Haiti is home, so of course I want to remain fully connected there in every way possible and working with VMG, with their resources in the U.S. and around the world, will help me do that” said Edouard. “I consider myself very fortunate to enjoy a career in professional sports, but to me it is a platform to accomplish much more, especially as it relates to helping others.”
The 28-year old Edouard (21-2-2), best known on HBO, Showtime and ESPN for his prolific speed, aggression and defensive boxing skills earn the WBA Champion the night ranking in the world to win the WBA Fedelatin and WBA Fedecentro Championships, is in fact an extremely talented boxing athlete and boasts a business and humanitarian resume as multi-dimensional as his athletic interests.
“Daniel Edouard is not only a Haitian sports treasure, but a global icon, and VMG looks forward to working with him on his out of the ring business strategies and promotional efforts” said Tyler Barr, Chief Executive Officer, VMG Worldwide. “Daniel is an example of everything that we could hope for in a role model for young people, and our goal is to help him reach new audiences, specifically in the U.S., but also internationally.”
While he has enjoyed huge success in his professional endeavors, both in and out of the ring, perhaps Edouard’s greatest legacy will be in his charitable work all over the globe. The Haitian Sensation Foundation was formed in 2002 and is aimed at giving troubled youth around the world the opportunity to accomplish their dreams through music, theater, dance and sports.
Edouard’s list of awards and accolades out the ring is as long as his accomplishments inside the ring. Daniel has also entered into the promotion world with Haitian Sensation Promotions. Daniel’s personal motto is “You are only one decision from either greatness or defeat.”
TEAM BRUNELLI THROWS DOWN THE GAUNTLET AND PREDICTS VICTORY OVER NAKASH ON APRIL 3RD AT THE LEGENDARY BLUE HORIZON
PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2009)—In a recent interview with www.phillykeith.com, cruiserweight Dave Brunelli along with his ubiquitous manager Mike Murphy guaranteed that Brunelli would be the first man to defeat undefeated Isreali Cruiserweight sensation, Ran Nakash on April 3rd at The Legendary Blue Horizon.
The card is promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions Inc.
Brunelli, of Northeast Philadelphia has a record of 8-4 with three knockouts and is moving down to cruiserweight to take on one of the hottest fighters around.
Brunelli and his team are unfazed about the record and as a matter of fact they believe his record is extremely padded.
“I don’t understand why I am the underdog”, said Brunelli.
“He hasn’t fought anyone.”
Murphy went on to tell www.phillykeith.com, “We love being the opponent and Nakash will feel the power.”
“I’ll be damned if I let a guy from Israel take over the Blue Horizon and on April 3rd the “0” must go.”
On April 3rd the talking will stop and this bout has all the making of some of the great ethnic boxing matches of the past when fights between Jewish and Italian fighters were very common.
If that isn’t enough a packed has been put together and an old school Philly Turf war will take place as Tyric “Too Sweet” Robinson takes on Julius “Marvel” Edmonds in an eight round Jr. Welterweight bout.
Robinson, who is a corrections officer, has a record of 9-3-1 with three knockouts and is coming off an eight round unanimous decision loss to the undefeated Jason Cintron on October 17th at The Legendary Blue Horizon.
Edmonds has a deceiving record of 4-3 but his tough as nails style has endeared him to Philly fight fans early in his career.
Edmonds is always in his opponents face and has won two in a row which includes his last outing in which he scored a six round unanimous decision over then undefeated Linwood Hurd on February 6th at The Legendary Blue Horizon.
Also seiing action on April 3rd will be Legendary Blue Horizon favorite, middleweight Gee Cullmer.
Cullmer, 15-1 with three knockouts will fight in an eight round bout against an opponent to be named shortly.
In Cullmer’s last fight on September 12th, he engaged an in eight round war with Jameel Wilson for which Cullmer walked away with the split decision in what many are calling the “2008 Philly Fight of the Year.”
In a six round Super Featherweight bout, Joselito Collado of Queens, New York returns to The Legendary Blue Horizon when he takes on Jason Rorie in a bout scheduled for four rounds.
Collado, 6-0 with two knockouts has one Legendary Blue Horizon appearance that took place last October 3rd where he won a unanimous decision over David Orosco in a bout that was a toe to toe war over four rounds.
Rorie, 2-2-1 with one knockout was able to stop Cano two bouts ago. In his last bout, The Winston-Salem, North Carolina native fought to a six round draw with Juan Nazario (6-1) on February 27th.
Marcus Bioncani will be back at The Legendary Blue Horizon as he will risk undefeated (3-0, 3KO’s) record when he takes on debuting Archambo Tuba of Israel.
Bianconi of Houston, Texas surprised some when he made his Legendary Blue Horizon debut when he scored a second round stoppage over John Turner. Since then, Bianconi scored a first round destruction over Nelson Roldan on February 25th in Lyndhurst, NJ.
Hot welterweight prospect Ronald Cruz of Bethlehem, PA will look to stay undefeated in a four round welterweight bout when he takes on an opponent the be named.
In his most recent outing, Cruz (3-0, 2 KO’s) scored one of the most vicious one-punch knockouts when he nearly decapitated Russell Cloak in one round on March 13th.
In a four round bout, Taneal Goyco (1-0, 1 KO) will battle Davit Davitashvili in a battle of Philadelphia-based Cruiserweights.
Derrick Bivins of Philadelphia (1-0-1) will take on an opponent to be named in a scheduled four round Super Featherweight bout
These fights will be streamed live all over the world on www.gofightlive.tv
Ticket prices for this great night of boxing are $200 for Queen Seating, $125 for Presidential seats, $65 for VIP, $55 for Ringside, and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling The Legendary Blue Horizon at 1-215-763-0500. Doors open at 6:30 PM / 1st bout begins at 7:30 PM
WORLD BOXING COUNCIL NEWS
From WBC President Jose Sulaiman:
The WBC has obtained a donation from the Roomate Hotel of furniture for 75 bedrooms that the WBC will donate to professional boxers with very limited financial conditions in Mexico, especially to former world or national champions as well as to those who are indigent, but who were professionals for at least five years.
The first two boxers to receive this donation of a bed with a base and its mattress, a wooden closet 24-inch television, a desk and a minibar are Víctor Rabanales from Chiapas and Raul “Baby” Juárez from Mexico City. Rabanales is a former WBC bantamweight champion of the world who was for a time under the influence of drugs, but recovered after a rehabilitation program of several months that was sponsored by the WBC. He is married and has two little children. Juárez was a three-time Mexican national champion and fought unsuccessfully for the world title two times. He is also married.
The WBC declares a day or mourning for Jean Deswert, a fine boxing gentleman who dedicated so much for so many years to boxing. Mr. Deswert, who was born in 1926, was a well-known referee and judge for the European Boxing Union and WBC, a member of the WBC Ring Officials Committee, and a great leader of the Royal Belgian Boxing Federation.
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